Nidderdale League: Ouseburn see off Pannal to win Atkinson Swires Cup

  • Ouseburn win Atkinson Swires Cup for second time in three years
  • Pannal 222 all out (Pitt 63, Phillip 53; Dale 4-44)
  • Ouseburn 226-3 (Bryant 86no; Fisher 47)
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Jamie Bryant’s magnificent innings of 86 not out gave Ouseburn a second Atkinson Swires Cup victory at the expense of Nidderdale League title rivals Pannal.

Bryant played beautifully in Ouseburn’s chase to take the game away from the Division One leaders and secure a second cup triumph in three years for his side.

Pannal were put on the back foot after electing to bat at the toss as opening pair, and brothers, Rob and Andy Ellis both perished before the score reached 40.

Overseas star Adelvin Phillip got the Pannal scoreboard ticking with a half century with Cameron Pitt piling more runs on the board with an innings of 63.

The Ouseburn bowlers worked hard, though, despite a high scoring rate by the Pannal batsmen and wickets regularly fell.

A mini collapse in the middle order saw Pannal fall from 101-4 to 144-7, with Sam Dale’s introduction proving vital for the Ouseburn attack, taking 4-44.

How's that? Ouseburn's Oli Rose appeals behind the stumps  (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

How's that? Ouseburn's Oli Rose appeals behind the stumps (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Ollie Driver cracked 29 low in the Pannal order but they were dismissed for 222 from 37 overs.

Ouseburn’s reply got off to a flying start with Adam Fisher (47) and Tom Parker (23) setting the early pace.

Parker fell with the score on 48, before dangerman Dave Cummings followed suit scoring just 13.

Fisher then edged Pitt behind three runs short of his half century but he had taken the shine of the new ball for his side.

Everyone pulled together. They were really vocal in the field.”

Chris Morrison

His wicket would prove to be the last the Pannal attack celebrated as Bryant and Dale compiled a match-winning partnership.

Bryant was fluent throughout despite suffering from a knee injury as he peppered the boundary in his unbeaten 86, while Dale finished up on 36 and struck the final boundary.

Ouseburn captain Chris Morrison said: “Jamie batted really well. He paced his innings throughout.

“He got a bit of an injury in his knee but he didn’t want a runner, he just carried on.”

Atkinson-Swires Cup winners Ouseburn  (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Atkinson-Swires Cup winners Ouseburn (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

The victory was Ouseburn’s fourth trophy in four years, and Morrison said it was “brilliant” for the club.

He added: “It’s our second win in this competition in three seasons, and as always, we celebrated hard.

“It’s been a weird season, we have not done something in the league because we have been a bit jaded. But in this cup final, everyone gave that bit extra.

“Everyone pulled together. They were really vocal in the field.”

Ouseburn's Sam Dale strikes the winning run  (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Ouseburn's Sam Dale strikes the winning run (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Man of the match Jamie Bryant collects his award (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Man of the match Jamie Bryant collects his award (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Ouseburn celebrate a wicket (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Ouseburn celebrate a wicket (Photo: Caught Light Photography)